Analytics and Interview

On 16 January 2015 late in the evening the website of the Ministry of Justice published a statement that the NGO Committee Against Torture had been added to the register of non-profit organizations designated as ‘foreign agents’.
Tanya Lokshina is the Russia program director at Human Rights Watch and Honorary Participant of International Youth Human Rights Movement: As the crisis in Ukraine escalated this spring, the Kremlin’s vicious crackdown on civil society also escalated. Space for independent civic activity in Russia is shrinking dramatically, but international policymakers and the media have been understandably too distracted to do much about it. Since early spring, it seems as though every week brings a new pernicious law or legislative proposal.
Earlier this year, the correspondent of Youth Human Rights Movement from Germany Jakob Stürmann interviewed Konstantin Baranov, member of the Coordination Council of the International Youth Human Rights Movement. They discussed so called “law against homosexual propaganda” and the overall situation of LGBT in Russia.  

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Oleg Sentsov, Olexander Kolchenko, Hennadiy Afanasiev and Oleksiy Chyrniy have been held in Russian jails for two years already under fabricated charges of ‘terrorism’. We consider it being necessary to express solidarity with those who are persecuted due to their pro-Ukrainian views, civic stand and desire for freedom in Russia-annexed Crimea.
Helsinki Committee of Armenia has published “Human Rights in Armenia 2014” Annual Report. The report reflects on the Right to Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association, Torture, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, Political Persecutions, Freedom of Conscience and Religion, The Rights of the Child, Protection of Labor Rights.
«We have a few questions for you,» a border guard told Sinaver Kadyrov, a Crimean Tatar activist, at the Armyansk checkpoint in northern Crimea on Jan. 23. Kadyrov was on his way to Kherson, in southern Ukraine, to fly to Turkey for medical treatment. It was the beginning of an ordeal that ended with a local court expelling him from Crimea, his home of almost 25 years.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority It is time to sit back and reflect.

Mark Twain


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Coalition Against Hate (NIS)

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In the beginning of 2007, the creation of the Coalition Against Hate - a wide association of human rights and civil organizations of the former Soviet Union started under the guidance of the Union of Councils for Jews
in the Former Soviet Union (UCSJ), the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG) and the international Youth Human Rights Movement (YHRM). At the moment of its creation the Coalition comprised about 30 different organizations.

One of the first projects of the coalition is an online information resource - the blog under the same name ( which is to serve as a vital means of communication allowing the Coalition
to share and publish critical information about antisemitism, xenophobia and religious discrimination. Its mission is to document objective monitoring-based facts, incident reports, analysis, and op-ed-style opinions, posted by coalition leaders. These items will be documented in English and Russian.

Any organization after undergoing the registration process can participate in collecting and disseminating the information on the blog topics, post and comment in the blog.

It is supposed that this resource will become a unique and strong foundation for collecting and disseminating information and opinion, as it reaches a broader audience than the coalition partners could reach on their own--from other bloggers to various governments world-wide.

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